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    Cast bullet buck

    Some of you might have perused my post about archery deer this year.
    I sure do like the blind and chairpod for sitting all day.

    I usually skip opening weekend of firearms deer season.
    there are usually a lot of people camping on the surrounding properties and I've got time since I live here.


    This year I invested in some replacement trail cameras and tried to 'pattern' or just locate other deer on my property other than the usual does/fawns at the food plot.
    (where my box blind is)

    I spotted this guy cruising up and down one of my more established 4 wheeler paths so I decided to drag the old tent blind out and set it up.

    I took my thermos, folding seat, and a rattle bag.

    An hour and a half of sitting and sipping on coffee my backside was dreaming of my chairpod sitting in the box blind on the other side of the property.

    Movement in the trees off to the right, thought it was a doe till I glassed it.
    He broke the treeline and stopped in the trail.
    My 3 hour old blind setup must have caught his interest as he looked right at my location for a bit.

    I was willing him to walk down the path and visit me but I sensed he was going to move
    on.

    I brought up the Ruger American Rifle predator in .308 and seated, unsupported, put the crosshairs of the Nikon 3x9-40 (set on 3x) and pulled the trigger.

    The buck did a hot potato shuffle then took off.

    I drank a couple sips of coffee, buttoned things up then went to see what was what.

    About 60 yards from where he got hit was where he piled up.

    The Lee 309-170-F still works. This particular time it was powder coated (green/orange stagger in the magazine) with gas check over 17.2 grains of 2400.

    One shot, one deer, from a 2 year old hand loaded, hand cast round.
    Sweet!

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    It's been awhile since I brought home a deer this large bodied.
    It won't change my meat vs trophy style but man, it really makes the time worthwhile in the freezer department. Big ol' thick neck on this fella.

    Anyway, my confidence with the bow is getting higher but my Ruger gives me no worries at all when I do firearm hunt.

    Thanks to all those that contribute here.
    It made a difference in my cast success.

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    Very nice buck. I have that mould and need to give it a shake down in the old 30-30.
    Congratulations.

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    awesome deer!!!!! nicely done... love the details...

    and I think the green PC helps camo the boolit so they don t jump out of the way when fired...
    Any technology not understood, can seem like Magic!!!

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    Grand day out ,nice I'm jealous

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    WM,

    What kind of velocity do you think you’re getting out of that load?
    You never know how you rank amongst men 'til you have seen what will break another man.
    The original "Bluejay" US Army/ US Navy 1945-1970.

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    Congratulations on a nice buck!
    Hell, I was there!

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    nice buck
    your country looks like where I hunt
    I thought it may have been a 358 win at first glance
    but I read after looking over the pics
    good job
    Hit em'hard
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    It doesnt get any better than using your boolit that you loaded to kill a very nice deer!!!

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    Nice buck , you can’t go wrong with a 308 .
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    Congrats on a very nice buck & your own cast boolit at that ; )
    H/D

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    Sometimes we have to use our imagination and go to where the deer are not where we wish them to be. Great buck, nice shooting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluejay75 View Post
    WM,

    What kind of velocity do you think you’re getting out of that load?
    The chronograph says 1603fps with powder coat.
    I get 1560fps using Lee liquid alox.

    The box I pulled out had PC in it and since either shoots moa all day long, I loaded the PC and set out for the woods.

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    Awesome.

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    Congrats on a very nice buck! I have that mold, too, bought it with the intention of using it for my 308 and 30-06. I also have 4 lbs of 2400!

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    great buck!!!!!!
    "The religion of KE: proposed by the ignorant, and parroted by the unknowing" - MikeG

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    Congratulations Sir on a nice buck

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    Well Done. Just goes to show what a person can accomplish if they do their homework. 250gr at 3000fps not necessary plus more enjoyable to shoot.

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    Nice buck. Photo of property looks just like mine.

    Winelover

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    Nice deer, great write up. That is why we hunt with cast.
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    Very nice! I've put quite a bit of meat in the freezer with that boolit/2400 in the 30-06.

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